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bio website wskidmore.com
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Software Engineer Associate at Sage Software.

Creates RIA's for mobile platforms - so mainly javascript/html5 with a sprinkle of other languages for deployment.

Personal Stuff: Enjoy keeping up with the latest web trends, notably javascript and html5.

Reading: Sci-fi, fantasy, philosophy

Activities: SO, old pc gaming (see gog.com)


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revised Getting started with an electric guitar and Rocksmith as an absolute beginner
some notes about the new Rocksmith 2014 that just came out
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9
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Jan
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comment How can I teach a student who seems to have no rhythm?
Not a full answer, but I've had personal success with practicing strumming way up on the neck (7th-10th frets ish). For some reason combining saying down/up, watching a video and strumming way up on the neck it starts to synch correctly.
Dec
21
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Dec
11
revised Getting started with an electric guitar and Rocksmith as an absolute beginner
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Dec
11
answered Getting started with an electric guitar and Rocksmith as an absolute beginner
Dec
5
comment E-B-G-D-A-E Guitar Strings Vs. E-A-D-G-B-E Guitar Strings?
Imagine: you're holding a guitar playing and you want to look at the strings to make sure your fingers are in the right spot. From this angle the high e is on the top with b under it (second from the top).
Jan
1
comment Whole finger callous - for barre chords?
This works! Well, it does buzz slightly but that'll pass in time. If I "roll" about 30 degrees so its the flat of my finger the barre plays correctly. I'll be doing the exercises that Chiron mentions, with maybe decreasing the degrees every week or so until I can play properly. Thank you!
Jan
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accepted Whole finger callous - for barre chords?
Jan
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comment Whole finger callous - for barre chords?
That's what I'm doing =) -- and this works for all but the one string pressing against that part of my finger. The string actually goes into my skin completely.. but it doesn't "hold" the string still even though it's completely enveloped.
Jan
1
comment Whole finger callous - for barre chords?
That's what I'm doing =) -- and this works for all but the one string pressing against that part of my finger. The string actually goes into my skin completely.. but it doesn't "hold" the string still even though it's completely enveloped.
Jan
1
comment Whole finger callous - for barre chords?
I can't seem to play any barre properly at any fret, even with using a capo at various frets. However, after doing this for about an hour I can definitely feel the muscle strain -- meaning it is helpful for barres in general but not helping with the elusive G string issue.
Dec
31
asked Whole finger callous - for barre chords?
Sep
22
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Sep
22
revised Learning guitar, start at low end or high end?
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22
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